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Initially the view will be empty. Go to the File menu, select open. Select a transport stream capture (often called a .TS file). It should consist of packets of 188, 192, 204 or 208 bytes. DVB Inspector assumes it is given a valid TS, no strict error checking is done.
Note: these option is not available in the Transport stream Packets section(s). However it does work on single transport stream packets.
Expand will expand a node one level. On the keyboard you can use the '+' key.
Exand All will expand all nodes below the selected node. Because there may be many sub nodes On the keyboard you can use the '+' key.
This has options to copy the selected element as text to the clipboard. Below is an example of what is transfered when 'Copy Visible tree to clipboard' is activated while the PAT is selected.
PAT +-TableType: program_association_section (0/0) +-table_id: 0x0 (0) => program_association_section +-section_syntax_indicator: 0x1 (1) +-private_indicator: 0x0 (0) +-section_length: 0x41 (65) +-table_id_extension: 0x8A6 (2214) +-version: 0x1 (1) +-current_next_indicator: 0x1 (1) => current +-section_number: 0x0 (0) +-last_section_number: 0x0 (0) +-private_data: 0x0000E010044DFB62044EFB6C044FFB760450FB800457FBC60458FBD00459FBDA045AFBE4045BFBEE045CFBF8045DFC02045EFC0C045FFC160F5278DF ".....M.b.N.l.O.v.P...W...X...Y...Z...[...\...]...^..._...Rx." +-programs_length: 0xE (14) +-programs: 14 entries +-program (null) +-program (Nederland 1) +-program (Nederland 2) | +-program_number: 0x44E (1102) | +-program_map_PID: 0x1B6C (7020) +-program (Nederland 3) +-program (TV Oost) +-program (Radio Oost) +-program (Radio 1) +-program (Radio 2) +-program (3FM) +-program (Radio 4) +-program (Radio 5) +-program (Radio 6) +-program (Concertzender) +-program (FunX)
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Depending on which node is selected in the tree view the details panel can display additional information. This can be either text, a table, a picture or XML.
Text in the details panel can be selected using the mouse. Text can be copied into the clip board by using Ctrl-C. Text is put on the clip board as plain text (no formatting) and HTML (with formatting).
The table panel can be modified by clicking on the header. Clicking a header column will sort the data on that column, clicking it again will reverse the sort order. Columns can be resized by dragging the divider between column names in the header. Columns can be re-ordered by dragging the column header.
Rows can be selected by clicking (Ctrl-click to select multiple rows). Selected rows can be copied into the clip board by using Ctrl-C. Data is put on the clip board as plain text (fields separated by tabs) and HTML (with formatting as table)
When the details panel shows an image some extra buttons appear on top of the panel. With the zoom radio buttons the image can be resized for better display. The copy button puts the image on the clip board. "Save As.." opens a pop up window which allows you to save the image as either a .JPG or a .PNG file.
The XML shows the structure of the XML. Sections can be collapsed using the '-' sing. Ceveat: Some parts of the XML document may be presented in a different order, like the attributes of an element may be shown in different order than in the original. This should not alter the meaning of the XML.
The following options are available from the "Tree View" menu. This menu is enabled only when the Tree view tab is selected. These options will stay active, even when another transport stream is loaded.
Simple Tree View
In the view menu the mode can be switched between simple and normal tree view. With the simple view the tree structure will be 'flatter', and some details like raw data view will be omitted. This is more of a logical view, for only showing the logical structure of the data. The normal view is the default, and will show all the technical details. For example, if a table consist of multiple sections, the simple view will not show these sections, the normal view will show all separate sections.
Please notice, toggling between these views will result in the tree being collapsed.
This is the result of using 'simple view' with the PAT. The general details of the table are removed, and only the logical data is shown.
This view may be convenient for making screen dumps for presentations or inclusion on internet fora.
When this option is enabled only the PSI information is shown. This means the tree part based on PID is not parsed and shown. This can help to save some memory, and prevent parsing errors. Enable this option before opening a new file.
To show more details about how often a table occurs inside the stream switch on the Packet Count View. This will show details about when the first and last occurrence of a table segment, and the number of occurrences.
Please notice, toggling between these views will result in the tree being collapsed.
This is the result of using 'Packet Count view' with the PAT. The first_packet_no indicates the TS packet which contained the first part of the first complete occurrence of this table section. The time is calculated by calculating backwards from first TDT, using the bit rate. If bit rate is not know this field is not filled, if no TDT was found the start of the TS is used as zero.
Number List Items
When this option is enabled items in a list are numbered. This can be useful for long lists of identical items, like PES packets.
This is the result of enabling the option "Number List Items". All All PES packets are now identified by a sequence number between  brackets.
Show PTS on PES Packets
When this option is enabled PES are labeled with the PTS timestamp. This can be useful for long lists PES packets, or to find matching packet in other stream (example to sync subtitling with video).
This is the result of enabling the option "Show PTS on PES Packets". All PES packets are now identified by their PTS between  brackets.
Show version_number on Table Sections
When this option is enabled Version numbers are displayed on the top level node of each Table Section. This way you don't have to expand each section to see the version_number.
This is the result of enabling the option "Show version_number on Table Sections".
This menu item opens the search dialog. It can also be opened by pressing Ctrl+F.
The search is not case sensitive. It will search the tree, in the form in which it is currently presented. It will always start at the top of the tree, independent of which line may be selected in the tree.
Because of performance reasons, the individual TS Packets will NOT be searched.
The search dialog is a "modal" dialog, which means it keeps the focus and it is not possible to select someting in the tree, or scroll inside it.
The search dialog can be dismissed by clicking the cancel button, or pressing the escape key.
When the search dialog has been dismissed it is possible to repeat the search and find the next match. The search will resume from the last match, independent of which row is currently selected in the tree view.
When no more matches are found this dialog is shown.
The following settings have to be specified before a transport
stream file is loaded.
Private Data Specifier Default
Some providers incorrectly do not use a Private data specifier descriptor before a user defined descriptor. That means DVB Inspector has no way to know how to parse this descriptor, and can only show raw data. By selecting a "Private Data Specifier Default" DVB Inspector will know how to interpret user defined descriptors that are not preceded by a Private data specifier descriptor. If a Private data specifier descriptor is used it will still be interpreted.
Here we selected EACEM as default Private Data Specifier. Now the last descriptor is interpreted as defined by EACEM, and shows the logical channel numbers.
Teletext Default G0 and G2 Character Set Designation
This example is taken from the Turkish service TRT Türk. It uses the Turkish National option subset, but does not have any packets X/28/0 Format 1, X/28/4, M/29/0 or M/29/4 to set the designated G0 and G2 character sets.
After selecting "0 0 0 0 x x x" (which does not include the
Turkish National option subset) the wrong representation of the
page is displayed, both in the tree view and the preview view;
After selecting "0 0 1 0 x x x" (which includes the Turkish
National option subset) the correct representation of the page is
displayed, both in the tree view and the preview view;
Enable M7 Fastscan
The European satellite operator M7 uses a non (DVB) standard way of signaling which channels can be received by their customers, either in the subscription package, or FTA. Because this signaling is not fully compliant with DVB standards, it can interfere with normal DVB parsing. So its parsing can be switched on/off with this setting.
Enable Generic PSI
When this option is enabled generic PSI tables are parsed in the PIDs section of the DVB Tree. Sometimes when a PID contains private data this may result in a lot of 'false' tables, which can use a lot of memory. Then it can help to disable Generic PSI parsing.
DSM-CC parsing can take a lot of memory, and processing time (After the initial file load). When you are not interested in DSM-CC, this setting can save memory and time (special for large TS streams)
Enable PCR/PTS/DTS View
Depending on how many PES streams are present in the TS sstream, collecting all timestamps for the PCR/PTS/DTS View may use more memory than available. In that case try to disable this option
This page was last modified on 11/10/2020